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The Dark Deeps


Saskatchewan Book Awards (Young Adult Literature Award) - Winner

Resource Links’ “Year’s Best – 2010” (Fiction, Grades 7-12) - Selection

CLA Book of the Year for Children Award - Shortlisted

CLA Young Adult Book Award - Shortlisted

Best Books for Kids & Teens (The Canadian Children's Book Centre) - Starred Selection

About the Book

While searching for the cause behind the sinking of several ships, Modo and Octavia sail to the exact coordinates of the attacks. Is it a sea monster? Or something else? They aren't alone in their pursuit: the beautiful and mysterious French agent Colette has been researching this phenomenon for some time.

Upon reaching the site, Modo and Octavia's ship is rammed, and Modo is plunged into the icy sea... and disappears from sight. As he faces certain death, Modo is saved by a most unlikely underwater rescuer and discovers the mechanical truth behind the attacks. But the Clockwork Guild closes in. How will he get back to the surface?

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Critical Praise

? excellent steampunk page-turner. . . . drama ? indignity that modulates to breathless fascination ? is Governor-General?s Award-winner and master storyteller Slade?s major achievement in this series. At the core of these adventures is a surprisingly tender appeal to adolescent insecurities. . . . This sequel is a pleasure to read and a solid addition to a series that promises to escalate . . . . The real cliffhanger, however, is the fate of Modo?s sweet soul. His vulnerability and his idealism endear the hunchback as a surprisingly complex character, not just another action hero.
? The Globe and Mail () —

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781554683567
  • ISBN 10: 1554683564
  • Imprint: Harper Trophy Canada
  • On Sale: 05/03/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 18.99 CAD

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